Zhì qu weihu shan
Director: Hark Tsui
Writer: Jianxin Huang, Hark Tsui, Yang Li, Chi-An Lin, Zhe Dong, Bing Wu
Based on: Bo Qu‘s novel Tracks in the Snowy Forest
Cast: Hanyu Zhang, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Kenny Lin, Nan Yu, Liya Tong, Geng Han, Xiao Chen
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 20.9.2015
[Review by cornholio.]
After the end of World War 2, there still remains a lot of work to be done in China. Apart from destruction, poverty and hunger, there are also bandits who have taken over the Japanese weapons. A particular group led by Hawk (Tony Ka Fai Leung) has withdrawn into the bunker on Tiger Mountain. It’s Captain 203’s (Kenny Lin) mission to take them down. One of his men who recently arrived with reinforcements, Yang Zirong (Hanyu Zhang) proposes a plan where infiltrates the bandits, 203 – who doesn’t trust Zirong agrees only hesitantly to the plan. Will they be able to succeed?
The Taking of Tiger Mountain was too long, too propagandistic and too predictable for my taste. But at least it was pretty.